There are plenty of accommodation options in Samoa, and the majority will provide child-friendly services and activities on request if they don’t have their own kids club on site.
Just 45 minutes from Faleolo International Airport, and five minutes from Apia, Taumeasina Island Resort is very conveniently located, with views of both the pacific and the mountains. They have fully self-contained two and three-bedroom villas, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a water-sports pavilion and kids club so there’s plenty to do on days when you just want to relax at your accommodation.
While the gorgeous over-the-water fales at Coconuts are probably more for couples, the resort also has six individual, thatched-roof, air-conditioned beach fales located right on the sand, perfect for families. Kids will love Culture Day on Saturday, Fiafia nights, Sunday and Thursday barbecues and amazing snorkelling.
Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort makes holidaying with families easy. Just steps away from stunning beaches and only a five-minute drive from the airport it has kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding, tennis, cycling and kids club for active kids and a gorgeous lagoon pool for those who just want to relax with a book.
Minutes away from the centre of Apia, this Hotel sits on six hectares of beautiful tropical gardens and has many traditional Samoan elements to the design, decor and cuisine. Rooms are modern, spacious, air-conditioned and comfortable and there’s a large outdoor swimming pool, a separate children’s pool, floodlit tennis courts, kid’s playground and a fitness centre on site.
The name Aggie Grey is synonymous with Samoan hospitality and her legacy lives on at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows. This newly renovated hotel right on Apia Harbour is great for family holidays with spacious hotel rooms and well-appointed bungalows. Kids will love the pool, traditional ceremonies and cultural shows - it’s also very close to the Samoa Cultural Village and the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum.
Le Lagoto Resort and Spa is located on a secluded white sand beach, fringed by coconut palms and crystal clear water. The 10 Samoan style bungalows fit up to four and there’s also an (older) Family House that will take up to six. Kids will love the infinity pool and having the beach right in front of them. There’s nothing more soothing than the sound of palm trees swaying you all to sleep.
Built on an old coconut plantation sitting on a pristine, white sandy beach and surrounded by lush greenery and exotic flowers, Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa is a gorgeous, relaxing place for families to stay. The kids will never want to leave with beach volleyball, snorkelling, kayaking and a lovely pool to occupy themselves in. They also have a kids activities programme so parents can enjoy some time out relaxing by the pool, knowing their kids are being well entertained with local culture - and even a school visit if they are lucky.
Return to Paradise was named after the 1953 film starring Gary Cooper and Roberta Haynes; the fact that it caught the attention of Hollywood location scouts probably says it all. They are very proud to be 100% Samoan owned and operated meaning profits remain in the community creating jobs for local villagers. Families will love basket weaving, umu (underground cooking), Fiafia nights, crab racing and visits to local villages as well as the opportunity to relax and connect under the beautiful Samoan sun.
Set amidst exotic tropical gardens and fringed by a magnificent blue lagoon the Amoa Resort has fifteen intimate bungalows and villas. Snorkelling is great if the kids want to get active, otherwise lazing by the pool is very much encouraged. The Family poolside villa is perfect for you and your offspring and the resort organises many interesting tours to the attractions of Savai’i.
Va-i-moana Seaside Lodge is nestled into a small picturesque cove with a great range of accommodation from traditional open Samoan fales to air-conditioned suites all overlooking Asau Bay. Guests are encouraged to really take part in Samoan life including visits to the local village and school. There are fishing charters, snorkelling and turtle watching as part of the marine activities program but kids won’t even want to leave the resort with its three floating pontoons and kayaks, snorkelling, bikes and SUPs all available for hire.